|Type:||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle|
|Used by:||United States Air Force|
|First episode:||"Day 9: 3:00pm-4:00pm"|
|Last episode:||"Day 9: 7:00pm-8:00pm"|
The RQ-29 Vanguard was a stealth drone used by United States Air Force during Day 9. It was designed as a first strike weapon for taking out air defenses, and carried an armament of 6 laser guided AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. It was equipped with latest stealth technology, and it was impossible to track by radar and left no infra-red signature.
Day 9 Edit
During Day 9, the United States Air Force lost control of six RQ-29 vanguard drones after Naveed Shabazz used the Defense override module to commandeer them. One was used to take out a CIA team tracking Margot Al-Harazi, before Ian Al-Harazi redirected it above cloud cover to conceal it. He then used the drone to destroy St. Edwards Hospital in an attempt to assassinate Simone Al-Harazi, and used the remainder of its missiles when chasing her across London.
Background information and notes Edit
- On the radar screen seen in Day 9: 3:00pm-4:00pm, the drones are designated as RG29 instead of RQ-29, and in Day 9: 7:00pm-8:00pm the last drone is designated RF29.
- Lockheed Martin manufactures the RQ drone series, although there is no RQ-29 model and the "RQ" designation indicates a surveillance drone that carries no weapons. The vehicle seen on the show as the RQ-29 looks identical to the design of the MQ-1 Predator drone from earlier in the season.